Trump grants Gary, Indiana native ex professional boxer, clemency

At 24 years old Charles “Duke” Tanner was arrested for a non violent drug crime. Despite that instance being his first criminal offense Mr. Tanner was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. A term which was later reduced to 30 years. Earlier this week President Trump granted clemency to five individuals with the Indiana native being among the selected. At the time of his arrest Tanner, was an “undefeated light heavyweight” boxer according to the Chicago Tribune. While incarcerated he participated in re- entry programs and successfully completed countless educational courses. He expressed being “grateful” for the President and hopeful that he could “eventually get back in the ring”.

Source: ESPN


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